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where the answers are... to help you be prepared and informed. these stories top your news tuesday, february 23, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. mostly sunny and a little cooler today, but still nice with highs in the low to mid 50s with light winds. we warm things up by wednesday through the weekend with highs in the mid to upper 60s! have a great day tuesday. thanks jeff. turning to crime beat... carson city deputies have arrested the owner of lake tahoe brewing company on a property theft-related warrant. deputies say michael candelario made an agreement to sell more than 45 thousand dollars worth of beer canning supplies to a brewery in british columbia... but after he was paid... he never shipped the equipment. candelario was arrested at the former carson city lake tahoe brewing company... at 302 north
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there may be more theft or fraud victims in carson city and other locations. anyone with information is encouraged to contact the carson city sheriff's office investigation division at 2-8-3-78- 52. and one man is in custody this morning... after a car chase that ended at the grand sierra resort. undercover deputies spotted two suspects... heading north on 395 yesterday. they were originally wanted in connection with a larceny case in carson city. the chase was on, and after the raven helicopter and the nevada highway patrol joined in, it all ended at the grand sierra resort... where one was taken into custody. washoe county, reno police, and the nevada highway patrol all took part in the chase. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! mostly sunny and a little cooler today, but still nice with highs
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winds. we warm things up by wednesday through the weekend with highs in the mid to upper 60s! have a great day tuesday.
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turning to campaign 2016... with the republican caucuses tonight... candidates are taking advantage of nevada being in the national spotlight with appearances all around the area. senator ted cruz was in reno yesterday... he held a late night rally at the boys and girls club. he was welcomed by hundreds of supporters... including nevada attorney general adam laxalt and radio personality glenn beck. cruz reiterated how important
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nomination... and fired up the crowd by promising to defend the constitutional rights of citizens. today... he also has rallies planned in fernley, minden, carson city... before heading back to las vegas. senator marco rubio also held a rally in reno yesterday... after jetting in from elko. lieutenant governor mark hutchison and senator dean heller were there... reminding everyone of the importance of going to the caucus. rubio touched on the issue of land ownership here in nevada... which got a roar of support from the crowd. he is going to be in las vegas for today's caucus. and doctor ben carson spoke to a crowd of more than 400 at piper's opera house in virginia city...the first time a president or candidate visited the town since the 1800's carson described the flat tax he'd implement if elected.. how he'd strengthen our military.. re-invest in our space program... and improve health care... and he says id despite
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he's not dropping out of the race anytime soon. and later today... g-o-p front- runner donald trump will host his rally in sparks at the nugget rose ballroom. that event starts at noon. you can r-s-v-p to the rally... just head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue news links button. as the republicans prepare to have a smooth caucus today, there are some things you need to be aware of if you plan on participating. ky sisson is live in the studio with more on how you can be ready to go tonight. good morning ky. good morning andi and john! there are 28 caucus locations in washoe county today and over 130 across the state that are getting ready for what organizers believe is going to be record turnout. first-- you must have been a registered republican by february 13. if not, you cannot participate. so if you are a registered republican and want to attend, where do you go?
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click on the find your location here. and they will give you an exact location and start time which is anywhere between 5 and 7 pm depending on your precinct. now, you don't have to stay the entire time. you can cast your ballot and leave at anytime during the process. an exciting time for one volunteer. "this is really where the grass roots of the republican party come together. our time to talk about candidates, meet our neighbors, go over a lot of the information that we want..." party leaders are stressing the importance of participation in tonight's caucus and say that other states are vying for nevada's coveted spot in the primary and caucus season. "we risk loosing our first in the west status. there are states like colorado and arizona that are really lobbying for that. and we don't want that to happen because nevada is a diverse population that really exemplifies what the american
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head to our website ktvn dot com for a link to the republican pary's caucus location finder. we've set up a link for you there. just click on the blue newslinks button. covering campaign 2016 live in the studio, ky sisson, channel 2 news. coming up on channel 2 news this morning... unr has another new building...this one full of student services. how it will help them earn their degrees..is after the break "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2
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turning to school watch... the william n pennington student achievement center is now open for business at the university of nevada campus. administrators say the nearly 45-million dollar building will improve student engagement... helping them earn their degrees. the 78-thousand square-foot building is located where getchell library once stood.
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services under one roof... that used to be scattered around campus in six different buildings... including things like the math and writing centers, tutoring and advising centers, and veterans services. derek "because there's so much stuff there for students to use, derek "because there's so much stuff there for students to use, that's probably what they're most excited about, seeing computers available and collaboration rooms for them to work in. that's something that they're really excited about seeing." the new building has two state- of-the-art classrooms... and offers a place for students to collaborate, study, or relax. it even has a meditation and reflection room. turning to our community.. the city of reno began turning to our community.. the city of reno began installing 12 new solar-powered trash compactors yesterday. you may have seen these before - reno has about 20 of them already. these big-belly compactors will line virginia street through downtown...
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city's blight initiative. david bobzien, councilmember city of reno: "it's less trash in the street downtown, it's harder for people to rummage through them for to pull out stuff they want to find, so we end up with less trash on the street. " by using solar power... the compactors promote a more energy efficient community. and by compacting the trash to reduce the amount of pick-ups needed to empty them... they also help reduce fuel consumption and pollution from garbage trucks. and the family of nevada state senator debbie smith announced that a public memorial service will be held for her on sunday. the memorial will be at sparks high school at noon. governor sandoval has ordered flags be lowered to half staff through sunday in honor of smith. her family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the doctor marnie rose foundation, which supports brain tumor research. we have a link to that foundation... and information on how to donate... on our website at k-t-v-n dot com. senator smith's seat will be
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election in november. if a special session is held before then, the washoe county commission will appoint someone to it. still to come on channel 2 news this morning... the debate rages on...should apple help the f-b-i break into the phone of a terrorist...many say the company should and others are outraged by apple's defense...more on this legal battle...after the break. meteorologist jeff martinez will "channel 2 news continues with meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" wednesday through the weekend with highs in the mid to upper
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thanks jeff.
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mostly sunny and a little cooler 60s! have a great day tuesday.
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thanks jeff. looking around the world now... relief was finally distributed to residents of fiji's main island yesterday... after that powerful cyclone killed 29 people there. thousands of homes were flattened in the storm. winds from cyclone winston, which tore through the pacific island chain, reached 177 miles per hour, making it the strongest storm in fiji's recorded history. getting emergency supplies to the separate islands and remote communities is difficult, but the fiji government's top priority. and, the pentagon is set to submit a plan to congress today...to finally close guantanamo bay prison in cuba. it would call for some detainees to be moved to other countries... while others would be sent to facilities in the u-s. there are almost 100 detainees still at guantanamo bay... and about 2- thousand military and civilian personnel assigned there. the move comes just days after the white house announced plans
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looking around the nation now... demonstrators say they will stage rallies at apple stores across the country... amid the company's ongoing encryption battle with the f-b-i. apple is refusing to comply with the court order to create a back door that would allow the f-b-i to get data from the i-phone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. in an email to his staff... apple c-e-o tim cook thanked everyone for their support... saying, "this case is about more than a single phone." the f-b-i's director says their demand is about giving the victims justice... and providing a thorough investigation into the shooting. apple's appeal is due by friday. and this morning, a michigan mother is talking about her daughter's fight for life. 14-year-old abigail kopf is on a ventilator and in critical condition after she was shot during a shooting spree that left six people dead in kalamazoo over the weekend. and the gunman has confessed. don champion has the latest.
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vicki kopf described feeling her 14-year-old daughter abigail squeeze her hand. "she is alive, and she is fighting for her life" authorities initially thought abigail died after she was shot in the head during a random shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan over the weekend. abigail's heart stopped at one point, but her mom calls her, a fighter. "abigail is strong and was a vibrant, beautiful young lady who did not deserve this" abigail was with her adoptive grandmother, barbara hawthorne, when police say 45- year-old jason dalton opened fire on them and three other women in this cracker barrel parking lot. abigail was the lone survivor of that attack. two men, a father and son, were killed within the same hour while car shopping. nat "i'm gonna let it shine" monday night, community members fought tears at a candlelight vigil for the victims at a tv from his jail cell during a brief court appearance. "do you understand the charges being made against you and the maximum sentences i just stated yes sir" prosecutors say he admits to carrying out the attacks. a motive is still not clear.
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a second survivor of the shooting spree, a woman who was shot several times at an apartment complex, is still in the hospital recovering. coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... social media is flooding with "selfies," but what if you could
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selfie to pay...mastercard technology has a new app for you
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mastercard is launching a technology where you can use selfies to approve your online purchases.
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fingerprint scans are safer than typed passwords...espec ially since many passwords are easy for scammers to guess. the mastercard identity check app has you take a selfie each time you buy something online. your face or fingerprint will be scanned to prove it's you -- and not a scammer....but you won't be able to use the same picture over and over. mastercard makes you blink -- to prove you're not just holding up a photo. the fingerprint scanner is easier if you have a new smartphone with the technology already built in. "free shipping" just got a little harder to come by for amazon shoppers. the rule is -- if you spend enough money on the web retailer, you get free shipping - but amazon just raised that minimum amount. now you'll have to spend at least 49 dollars before an order ships for free. -a 40 percent increase from the previous minimum of 35 dollars. it's not clear when amazon made the change. but amazon prime memberships are not affected. the centers for disease control
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from formaldehyde in some laminate flooring. the cdc says it could cause between 6 and 30 cancer cases per 100-thousand people exposed to the flooring. it previously said between 2 and 9 cases. they say you should let fresh air in your home for a few minutes every few days and try avoid products that contain the odorless gas. they say it's not necessary to test your home unless there's a strong chemical smell or someone's having symptoms - like burning of the eyes, nose and throat - and only experiencing them in the home. just days before the oscars-- a new study is shining a light on the lack of diversity in hollywood. researchers studied 414-films and series'. and the report found - that out of more than 11-thousand speaking roles studied - 66-point-5 percent were male...33- point-5 percent were female... 71- point-7 percent were white... 12- point-2 percent were black
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lesbian, or bisexual characters. it also says that women and minorities were under- represented as directors, writers, and show creators in the industry. coming up on channel 2 news this morning... the republican caucuses are this morning... the republican caucuses are today and candidates pulled out all of the stops to gain your vote...what the g-o-p had to say to nevada voters and more...after the break. "this is channel 2 news,
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and it took 3 different agencies... and a raven helicopter... to finally end the ordeal outside the grand sierra resort. presidential hopefuls are touring nevada today... to secure last minute votes ahead of today's republican caucuses.
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planned today. and to answer any questions you might have about today's republican caucuses... ky sisson is live in the studio to talk about resources you can use... to help you stay prepared and informed. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m. today is tuesday, february 23, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. mostly sunny and a little cooler today, but still nice with highs turning to crime beat... the owner of lake tahoe brewing company has been arrested on a property theft-related warrant. deputies say michael candelario made an agreement to sell more than 45 thousand
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supplies to a brewery in british columbia... but after he was paid... he never sent the equipment. candelario was arrested at the closed carson city lake tahoe brewing company at 302 north carson street. investigators say there may be more theft or fraud victims in carson city and other locations. if you have more information, call carson city sheriff's office investigators at 2-8-3-78-52. and at least one man in custody this morning... after a car chase that ended at the grand sierra resort. undercover deputies with the washoe county sheriffs office spotted two suspects... heading north on 395 yesterday. they were originally wanted in connection with a larceny case in carson city. with the help of the raven helicopter and the nevada highway patrol... the chase ended at the grand sierra resort... where at least one of the two suspects was taken into custody. washoe county, reno police, and the nevada highway patrol all assisted in that chase. and highway patrol troopers

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